I have a client (local community group) wanting to know why they aren't on the first page in Google after the site has been up a week!
Their previous site (which was up for several years) was listed first even though that was one of those free sites with no domain name of their own, like http://site.tripod.com, so they are expecting this new site to rank the same.
The only item from the site so far that appears in search engines is a PDF doc. Does anyone know why this is the first item to be indexed?
Also, the domain name is just the inital letters of the group which probably doesn't help - example: http://abcde.org.
I have submitted a sitemap. I have tried to explain that all their old links to the site will need to be updated, which they understand but it doesn't stop them asking!
Does anyone have a standard response to this sort of question?
Last edited by TechnoBear; Apr 20, 2012 at 10:07.
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